Ten species of honeyeater and three species of thornbill, present in New England National Park, were examined for ticks. Approximately 5% ol the 1 229 birds inspected had ticks present on their heads. Most infected birds were caught in winter. l suggest that ticks wait on the flowers oI Banksia spinulosa for prospective hosts, and that […]
The breeding.ot Black Swans Cygnus atratus on Llangothlin Lagoon Game Reserve and Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve both during and after the drought is reported. Breeding success rates ranged up to 47% during the drought and 69% afterwards. A possible link between low breeding activity, hunting pressures and and legal status of the lagoons is discussed.
Distribution maps are given for 333 bird species recorded in the Richmond River district from 1973 to 1983. Presence and breeding are plotted by 10′ squares. Local distribution pallerns are discussed in retation to gross environmental factors.